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No threat to jr. high in Orcutt, officials say

Posted at 8:11 AM, Jan 18, 2019

Law enforcement and district officials investigated a possible threat to Lakeview Jr. High in Orcutt this week.

District officials say the investigation began late Thursday afternoon and found no evidence of any weapons or students with weapons. The threat is being called “unsubstantiated.”

Parents have reportedly been calling the district and are being told their children should come to class Friday.

“(We) found no reason why they should not bring students to school today,” officials told KSBY News.

A spokesperson for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says the sheriff’s office is aware of the incident but that, for the most part, the school handled the situation and there was no threat.

A similar social media threat at Lompoc Middle School this week worried students and parents there and was found to be “not credible,” according to Lompoc police.